The Côte des Légendes trail
- 6 routes to prepare for the Trail des Naufrageurs
- A few surprise elevation changes!
- Swimrun: run, swim, then run again!
Trail running: a spirit, an art of living!
The popularity of trail running has exploded in recent years, and for good reason! It's an outdoor activity that combines pushing yourself to the limit with direct contact with nature. And here, on the Côte des Légendes, the terrain is ideal: the seaside, the paths, a little unsuspected difference in altitude... As a regular runner for the past 2 years, I never tire of these sumptuous landscapes and I enjoy every outing!
Not so easy!
Don't be fooled by the apparent ease of a Côte des Légendes trail! Of course, there are no mountains here, but there are some nice differences in altitude that can quickly take their toll on your legs, as well as windy, sandy sections that demand constant adaptability!
Preparing for the trail in Côte des Légendes
Very recently, a Finis'trail opened on the Côte des Légendes with 6 trails of varying difficulty: perfect for training! 2 courses are swimrun, alternating running, swimming (with sneakers!) and then running again. Ideal for those training for a triathlon!
Did you know
There are signposted sea swimming routes starting from Brignogan beach. Ready to combine running and swimming?
The Trail des Naufrageurs: a Transléonarde event
My goal was the Trail des Naufrageurs, in June: 13.5 kilometers. I was a finisher, and quite happy with my ranking! This event is part of the Transléonardea major event in Finistère, which also includes a marathon, a duo marathon, coastal walks, a disabled event and lots of sports workshops in an ultra-festive atmosphere!
My goal for next year: the Aber Wrac'h trail, at the beginning of April, with five races to choose from. In other words, the extreme 52 km trail isn't for me, but why not 15 or 18 km?
My tips for good preparation
- Equipment: the basics! Good footwear and breathable, chafe-resistant clothing;
- Diet: take care a few days before the race, keep well hydrated and, if necessary, stop at the ravito;
- Don't neglect strengthening your muscles: and that's all year round!